Tag: preservation

Governor McAuliffe announces $1.5 million in farmland preservation grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the recipients of fiscal year 2015 farmland preservation grants. Six localities have been awarded more than $1,581,000 from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.


Conservation easements prove good option for farmland preservation

One of Virginia’s oldest land conservation options has proven to be a valuable tool for farmers and other landowners seeking to protect their property from development.


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Farm Bureau identifies critical issues for 2015

Farm Bureau producer members across Virginia are gearing up to discuss critical issues with state legislators in order to bring them up to speed for the 2015 Virginia General Assembly.


Victory at Cedar Creek as VDOT announces shift in bridge location

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that it will alter the proposed alignment of the Route 11 replacement bridge at Cedar Creek battlefield.


Governor McAuliffe announces Civil War battlefield preservation grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced 13 grant awards to organizations working to preserve historic Civil War battlefields for the enjoyment of Virginians for years to come.


VDOT seeking new owner for historic Augusta County bridge

The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking to transfer ownership and responsibility for the historic Mount Meridian truss bridge on Route 769 in Augusta County.


Study finds agriculture still a large part of Fauquier economy

According to a recent economic impact study, Fauquier County farmland is serving as a barrier against sprawling development that characterizes parts of adjacent counties.


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Agriculture proves good use for historic properties

Most of the fighting at the Battle of Opequon took place on farmland that’s been in the same family since Colonial times and is being restored to its agricultural roots with the advice of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.


ACE applications accepted through Oct. 31

Albemarle County is accepting applications now through October 31, 2014 for the current round of the Acquisition of Conservation Easements Program (ACE), a powerful tool for rural land protection.


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Schedule, tickets available for Battle of Cedar Creek 150th anniversary

The National Park Service and park partners at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park announce the release of the schedule of events for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek.


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